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>>> good morning. showtime. comedian stephen colbert appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan is free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watching "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe because it was awkward at times. colbert not the
grayson? >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you at full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. jake is willing to help. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. just six weeks before the midterm elections. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it already last night. and we'll have paul ryan here. the congressman. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connec
for stephen colbert. today he returned the favor testifying before a house subcommittee in character as a faux commentator. not the strangest thing that's ever happened on capitol hill, but close. congressional correspondent nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: with stephen colbert at the witness table, this congressional hearing felt more like open mic night. >> i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> reporter: the fake conservative t.v. host was invited to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers after he accepted a challenge on his show. >> i'll do it. >> reporter: to spend a day packing corn or picking beans. >> are there any beans in the shade? when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over, it turns out-- and i did not know this-- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> it's standing room only in there right now. >> reporter: out
for stephen colbert to testify last week. nancy pelosi said in is a wonderful thing. majority leader steny hoyer disagreed with nancy pelosi. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> he was called by the democratic chair. >> you asked me chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> sean: they don't have time to vote on how much the business in this country is going to be paying in taxes. >> oh god there we go. >> i agree with steny, i don't think it was appropriate. he said i think it was more embarrassing for colbert. that's what colbert does. he's a schtick guy why do we need him on capitol hill testifying -- >> sean: how about voting on -- >> i think it is embarrassing. he's got his show, do his show, do it from there. >> the idea of having celebrities testify has gotten out of hand. colbert testified in character. [ talking over each other ] >> hearings are supposed to be about listening -- eliciting information to legislate not about self-aggrandizement for the commit at th
administration enforcement website. >> a funny take as far as political sat ire from stephen colbert who testified on immigration and even he managed to get a little serious at times. >> swarmed by media, colbert had barely taken a seat when a congressman tried to kick him out for attracting too much attention and detracking from their work. >> i'm not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> he was eventually allowed to stay. he did submit comments and went off script with his wit. >> i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue and i hope my star power can bump the hearings all the way up to c-span 1. >> he felt qualified to testify because he spent a dayworking on a farm which was featured on the colbert report. >> you are not qualified. >> thank god! can i go home now? >> he said his experience gave him understanding of why americans don't seek jobs mostly held by migrant workers. >> i break into a cold sweat at the sight of a salad bar. >> he was asked why he took up the cause. >>
more workers. >>> well, a top house democrat is criticizing comedian, stephen colbert's appearance before congressional committee last week where he talked about undocumented farm workers. colbert's testimony, which was loaded with jokes and sarcasm was inappropriate. >> what he had to say, i think was not the way it should have been said. if he had a position on the issues, he should have given those issues and not think, i may ask my personal opinion. >> colbert spent a day working alongside farm workers. it was part of a campaign. he was invited by bay area congresswoman, zoe to testify about his experience. >> nine minutes before 9:00. just as people are starting to make holiday travel plans, some airline fees are up more than 50%. u.s.a. today compared today's fees from 13 u.s. airlines. passengers say the most annoying fee is the ones to check luggage, which costs on average $24. check one bag. there is a new call for airlines to reimburse that fee. if your luggage is lost. but not surprisingly, airlines are fighting that proposal. >> we are about to tell you how some arme
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